When Town and Country mall closed for retooling and our nearest Sears died with it, price cuts grew like beanstalks. In the nearly empty Sears, I made friends with a Tilia Foodsaver vacuum sealer and it followed me home.
I have become an unpaid advocate for the thing. Just mention it and I will tell you much more than you want to know about it. Zeta and M have one, too. When various family members came to visit earlier this year, they saw what it could do and they bought one when they got home.
I got an email from that family recently which detailed how much money they are saving. It is gratifying to see their enthusiasm.
I mentioned, to them, something about the steamer inserts that I use to hold the sealed bags off the bottom of pots of water when reheating or thawing/warming. They wanted to know what kind. Below is what I sent them.
Aren't they pretty?